Kansas City, Missouri Council Passes Ethics Ordinance - State and Federal Communications

May 31, 2013  •  

Kansas City, Missouri Council Passes Ethics Ordinance

File:Kansas City MO flag.jpgCity Council approved changes to the ethics code setting limits on gifts to city officials and employees on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Ordinance No. 130249 prohibits an official or employee and their immediate families from knowingly accepting any gift having a value in excess of $1,000 from any person or business with a substantial interest in legislative or administrative actions.

Gifts worth more than $200 must be reported quarterly by the city official or employee. Previously, reports were due annually and there was no limit on gifts.

The bill becomes effective in 10 days unless vetoed by the Mayor.

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